Alpha & Omega (dub/reggae duo)

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Alpha And Omega are a roots dub duo that mix both analogue and digital elements, comprising bassist Christine Woodbridge and keyboard player John Sprosen, both of whom had played in reggae bands previously, Sprosen also having worked with the Roaring Lion Sound System. They began working together in the mid-1980s, splitting their time between their home towns of London and Plymouth, and issued their debut home-recorded cassette in 1988. They were picked up by Greensleeves Records, who acted as a parent company to the duo's A&O label, and also worked with Jah Shaka, for whom they supplied rhythm tracks. Although they are strongly influenced by artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, they have developed a sound that has been described as "uniquely British". In a review of their Mystical Things album, Rick Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote: "This prolific London-based duo is responsible for some of the most convincing old-school reggae to come from the first world."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Almighty Jah Alpha & Omega meets Dub Judah 1
1992 Watch and Pray & Overstanding Alpha & Omega 1
1992 Overstanding Alpha & Omega 1
1993 Everyday Life Alpha & Omega 1
1994 Safe in the Ark Alpha & Omega 1
1994 The Signs Iries In Roots meets Alpha & Omega 1
1995 Dub Plate Selection, Volume 1 Alpha & Omega 1
1995 Sound System Dub Alpha & Omega 1
1996 Tree of Life Alpha & Omega 1
1996 Voice in the Wilderness Alpha & Omega 1
1998 Dub Plate Selection, Volume 2 Alpha & Omega 1
1998 The Sacred Art of Dub Alpha & Omega meets The Disciples 1
1998 Watch and Pray Alpha & Omega 1
2000 Mystical Things Alpha & Omega 1
2001 Dub Philosophy Alpha & Omega 1
2001 Dub Magic Alpha & Omega 1
2002 Serious Joke Alpha & Omega 1
2003 Spirit of the Ancients Alpha & Omega 1
2005 Trample the Eagle and the Dragon and the Bear Alpha & Omega 1
2006 Show Me a Purpose Versions Alpha & Omega 1
2008 Songs From the Holy Mountain Alpha & Omega 1
2009 Daniel in the Lions Den & King and Queen Alpha & Omega 1
2010 City of Dub Alpha & Omega 1
2012 Blessed Are the Poor Alpha & Omega meets Dan I 1

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